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19.01.2017

Water Protectors Score Key Legal Victories in Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Water Protectors Score Key Legal Victories in Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans and their allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have scored a series of legal victories. The North Dakota Supreme Court partially granted a petition that will open the door for out-of-state lawyers to represent the more than 600 people who have been arrested amid the ongoing… »

18.01.2017

NYC: Activists Launch Encampment Outside Goldman Sachs Headquarters

NYC: Activists Launch Encampment Outside Goldman Sachs Headquarters

In New York City, over 100 people set up a protest encampment outside the headquarters of financial giant Goldman Sachs, which they are calling “Government Sachs.” At least three of Trump’s Cabinet and Cabinet-level picks are tied to Goldman Sachs, including treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin; National Economic Council director,… »

18.01.2017

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of two high-profile prisoners. Chelsea Manning, who released a trove of U.S. documents to WikiLeaks to incite “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms,” will be freed on May 17. Obama also commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, which will… »

12.01.2017

Slain Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Honored with Historic Landmark

Slain Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Honored with Historic Landmark

The National Parks Service said Wednesday it will honor slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers by naming his former home as a National Historic Landmark. On June 12, 1963, Evers was assassinated in the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. He had served as the NAACP’s (National Association for… »

06.01.2017

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies at a Senate hearing on Russian cyberthreats ahead of a highly classified briefing today with President-elect Donald Trump, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has faced an onslaught of criticism for questioning the premise of Russian hacking… »

29.12.2016

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline

In North Dakota, water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say police arrested four people on Tuesday near a construction site where workers with Energy Transfer Partners hope to drill under the Missouri River. Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police… »

24.12.2016

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The Obama administration has moved to formally end the national registry program for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday submitted a rule change in an effort to dismantle the legal framework for the registry, apparently in… »

22.12.2016

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

Minnesota: Somali-American Woman Forgives Attacker for Hate Crime

In Minnesota, a judge has sentenced a woman to six months in prison after she ordered a Somali-American woman to “speak English” before smashing a beer mug into her face for speaking Swahili. Jodie Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to last year’s assault at an Applebee’s restaurant, which left Asma Jama with… »

19.12.2016

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

Larry Colburn, Who Intervened to Stop My Lai Massacre, Dies at 67

U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn, best known for intervening to stop the 1968 My Lai massacre, has died of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter crew that confronted fellow U.S. soldiers who were slaughtering hundreds of innocent… »

16.12.2016

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

NYC: Water Protectors Disrupt 4 Bank Branches Demanding Divestment from Dakota Pipeline

In New York City, dozens of Native Americans and allies held protests at four separate bank branches Thursday to demand Wells Fargo, Citibank and TD Bank divest from the $3.8 Billion Dakota Access pipeline. The actions were organized by a group of Native Americans who traveled from Standing Rock to… »

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